Anthony Speaight QC

Barrister, 4 Pump Court Chambers

Anthony is recommended in Chambers & Partners, Legal Experts and The Legal 500. Anthony Speaight has a commercial practice, specialising in the sometimes overlapping fields of professional negligence, construction and technology, related property litigation, professional regulation, financial services and other public and human rights law cases.

He has had particular involvement with cases considering the impact of the Human Rights Act on financial regulation. This began with the Court of Appeal decision R (Fleurose) v Securities and Futures Authority, which was the first case to consider how the Convention affected financial discipline. More recently he appeared in the Court of Appeal in R (Heather Moor & Edgecomb Ltd) v Financial Ombudsman Service, and is currently involved in the same case’s procedures in the Strasbourg Court.

Anthony acted in an Administrative Court case on whether the Freedom of Information Act required disclosure if Law Officers had advised on the human rights compatibility of the Financial Services and Markets Act. He also had the leading brief in the House of Lords in R v Wicks on the availability of public law defences in criminal proceedings.